What do dinosaurs say in preschool?

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on March 8, 2011

in Creative Art, Dinosaurs

Ask the children “What do dinosaurs say?” and they will all shout a big “Roar!” So I plan ahead for when I really want to ask a question like this:)

This may seem silly but I do actually think about what questions I want to ask and when I want to ask them…

I love to ask questions while children are at play or creating but I don’t want to interrupt their natural play or conversations so I wait until a good opportunity presents itself….

While these children were creating their dinosaurs, I decided it was a good time to ask, “What do dinosaurs say?”

I also like to ask questions when I am in circle time. I want to ask questions that invite children to think a bit before they answer. Today, the question was “what do you think dinosaurs look like?”

And when I ask a question, I know that I need to be ready for the kind of response I might get or I need to be patient and give time for children to formulate an answer and not feel rushed…

I am amazed at how much these kids actually know about dinosaurs! Before making these shapely dinosaurs, I had a set of my own shapes and I asked the children how they thought I could use them to make a dinosaur…

By asking questions such as “What shape can I use for a head?” – the children would then share their ideas with me of how the shapes could be used for the different parts of the dinosaur…

Then I sent the children off to try and make a dinosaur of their very own…

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